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Production Manager

Date: Jan 17, 2018

Location: Carlsbad, CA, CA, US

Company: Glanbia

Job Summary

Directs and coordinates activities of weighing, blending, packaging within the production area.  Liasons with Warehouse, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Planning and Purchasing to ensure orders are manufactured on time an in a safe and efficient manner.  He or she will also act as the site Sanitation Supervisor and must be knowledgeable in HACCP, pest control, cleaning, sanitation, and housekeeping practices. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities (not restrictive)

  • Promote a behavior based safety culture with a goal of creating a zero risk workplace
  • Responsible for promoting continuous improvement while utilizing our GPS process and principles to drive a zero loss environment
  • Maintain high quality standards and zero error tolerance by adhering to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Member of the HACCP team and participates in food safety meetings
  • Food safety responsibilities include following designations; receiving, storing, and allergen control procedures.  In addition, he or she will act as the Sanitation Supervisor and must be knowledgeable of and trained on all housekeeping and sanitation SOP’s
  • Responsible for developing production budget and monitoring variance to budget
  • Responsible for proper document, label and packaging controls from reweighs through packaging
  • Minimize product loss and packaging material waste
  • Create and maintain programs designed towards motivating employees
  • Reviews production orders or schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities, and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan department operations.
  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of manufacturing department function. Directly manages supervisory and non-supervisory employees.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Establishes production priorities and sequences for manufacturing products.
  • Coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products meets specifications.
  • Reviews production and operating reports and assists in resolving operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
  • Inspects machines and equipment to ensure specific operational performance and optimum utilization.
  • Implements standard operational and working practices and observes workers to ensure compliance with standards.

Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Ensure after hours response in the event of plant outage and emergencies

Supervisory Responsibilities (If relevant)

  • Provide direction and supervision to manufacturing staff as they work. Monitoring labor hours verse production, weekly time card approvals, assigning production duties, annual review and identifying the best people for the job
  • Setting rates of pay and hours of work
  • Maintains, stores and retrieves production records and reports
  • Coordinate effective onboarding and training for new manufacturing team members
  • Council, coach and or discipline personnel as needed
  • Hire, train, evaluate, resolve personnel grievances and discharge staff in coordination with human resources

Performance Indicators


Safety Performance (Leading Indicators: BBS, Near miss, SOFI, etc; Lagging Indicators: OSHA Recordable injury rate, Lost Time Cases, etc)


GPS implementation rate


Quality Performance (Right First Time (RFT). Customer complaint rate, etc)


Productivity/Efficiency (labor performance to standard times, kg/manhour produced, schedule adherence, etc)

Qualification & Experience Requirements

Education, Training:

  • College degree required; bachelor’s or higher in engineering, operational management or other related fields
  • Extensive related experience allowed in lieu of college degree; high school diploma or GED required

Experience Required:

  • 5+ years manufacturing management experience required, preferably in a food, nutraceutical, or pharmaceutical company
  • Experience implementing Lean manufacturing processes (or managing a Lean environment) a plus
  • Experience with GPS or Six Sigma/TPM operational philosophies a plus
  • Experience as Sanitation Supervisor a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while remaining productive at all times
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Independent, proactive, detail oriented, dependable, organized and able to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Must be results focused and oriented toward accomplishment of team goals
  • Strong mechanical aptitude proven by past experience.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and possess team-based problem solving skills.
  • Proven ability choosing appropriate course of action while considering related costs and benefits
  • Ability to handle multiple, rapidly changing and conflicting priorities
  • Must have demonstrably strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), to include speaking clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to include overtime and weekends when needed
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel with the utmost professionalism
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill
  • Ability to work with amino acids, vitamins and fine chemicals in powder and liquid form

Language, Computer &   Numeracy:

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Nearest Major Market: San Diego